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Condolences to the family of Harry Christensen

Harry Christensen
Harry Anthony  
April 23, 1925 - March 8, 2024

Harry Anthony Christensen of Dalum Alberta passed away peacefully on March 8, 2024, at the age of 98 years. Harry was born April 23, 1925, on the family farm homesteaded by his father in 1920. He never married and had no children of his own, but he was a beloved uncle to 16 nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents Jens and Elizabeth Christensen, brother Joe Christensen, and sisters Mary Gundersen, Fran Dixon, and Dorothy Whittaker.
Harry was a kind and gentle man with service to God paramount and his demeanor always stayed true to his commitment to charity, unity, fraternity, and patriotism as a Fourth-Degree member of the Knights of Columbus. He was a respected member of the community serving on the board of many community and district organizations including 20+ years as Secretary-Treasurer for the Dalum Gas Co-Op. He was also a member of the Dalum History Book committee, and a volunteer for the annual Drumheller Badlands Passion Play. He was an accomplished baseball player, curler, and marksman. He was most proud of his Dominion Marksmen Silver Shield earned in 1962 when he was a member of the Dalum Rifle Club and the gold medal won at a Men’s Singles Horseshoes competition in Drumheller during the East Central Summer Games of 1978. He was also regarded as a savvy bridge and cribbage cardplayer.
More recently, an article was published in the Drumheller Mail and the Globe and Mail about Harry’s arrowhead collection. He was absolutely thrilled to be in the newspaper! The collection has been donated to the Royal Alberta Museum in Edmonton.
He will be sadly missed by his family and friends. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, 151 3 St W, Drumheller, on Saturday, March 23, 2024, at 11:00 a.m.
A heartfelt thank you to the staff at Calgary’s George Boyack Continuing Care Facility and Dr. Don Stinton for their kindness and professional care. His prior stay at Sunshine Hillview Lodges in Drumheller also provided a happy and safe home for Harry for many years.

Condolences to the family of Konrad and Irma Grabner

Grabner Couple

Konrad Werner Grabner
December 13, 1928 - March 12, 2024
Irma Pipke Grabner
January 24, 1934 - April 3, 2016
Together again!

Much loved by daughters Irene, Bernice, and Janet Grabner (John Dahm), grandchildren Jasmin Dahm (Travis), Eddie Dahm, Alex Grabner (Dan) and great-grandchildren Chloe, Brady and Kaleb.
Mom and Dad were born in Bavaria, Germany. They met at 18 and 24 years old and bravely decided to move to Canada in 1952 to start a new life. They were married in Calgary and raised their three daughters in the city. They bought the family home in Calgary in 1958. The large, beautiful backyard was their pride and joy. Mom and Dad had a great group of friends that they camped and played cards with. Paddling down the Bow River in their canoe was one of their favorite activities. The family has great memories of summer holidays in the Okanogan, B.C. Mom and Dad enjoyed travelling far and away with friends and family. There were also many pets that they adored and spoiled. Mom and Dad loved Canada and were proud to show it off to visiting family from Germany.
In 1997 Mom and Dad bought a wee miners house in East Coulee, as a summer cottage, to be closer to family in the Drumheller valley. For almost 20 years Mom and Dad enjoyed the Badlands. Dad loved hiking in the hills and swimming in the river with the grandkids. They had an apple tree at the cottage that gave Mom plenty of apples to make apple pies. Baking and flower gardening were her favorite hobbies. She quickly made friends with some lovely ladies in East Coulee. The cottage was sold in 2014.
After Mom’s passing in 2016, Dad continued to live in the family home in Calgary. In 2022 Dad moved into the Continuing Care at the Drumheller hospital. He enjoyed living his last years in Drumheller with a view of the hills from his window. The staff loved Dad and his quiet, gentle ways. We would like to thank all the staff in Continuing Care and the Drumheller hospital for taking such good care of our precious Dad. You are truly angels on earth.
There will be a private family service at a later date.

Condolences to the family of Wesley Mason

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April 21, 1961 - February 10, 2024

Wesley Dale Mason passed away on Saturday, February 10, 2024, at the age of 62 years.  Wes was born on April 21, 1961, in Hanna, Alberta.  For the last several years he dedicated his career to STARS, raising money to support air ambulance services for the province of Alberta.  His work travels took him to several towns across Alberta, where he enjoyed visits with his many customers and friends.  As an avid sportsman, he enjoyed and excelled at many sports throughout his life, especially curling, basketball, baseball, golf, and ping pong, and he took up tennis and pickleball in his later years.  He was a dedicated fan to many Canadian sports teams and players.  He had a passion for classic cars, 70’s/80’s rock bands; he also enjoyed karaoke singing and socializing with friends and family.  Wes will be lovingly remembered by his sons Andrew and Steve.  He will also be sadly missed by his brother Barry (Dawn) and sister Lori and his nieces and nephews Laura (Billy), Kari, Jesica, and Jared, his great niece and nephew, Emma and Jack as well as his Aunt Vera, Uncle Jim and many cousins.  He is predeceased by his parents, Albert and Emma Mason.  If desired, Memorial Donations in Wes’ honour may be made directly to STARS.
The celebration of life will be held at Delia Community Centre on March 30 at 2pm.